Post by retromadness123 on Feb 6, 2019 22:09:29 GMT
thanks carat, the motor has burnt out In the starter, the solenoid still engages the sharft forward I tested it with jump leads, the car was started for 5 mins with the new starter in and I heard the new starter wind down and the smoke appeared and that was it the motor was fried, carat could you talk me through how to test the wiring, thanks again
Sounds like the starter is being engaged permanently. Check the exciter feed isn’t live after turning the key back to the run position. I’ve had a similar issue with a Renault ignition barrel failing and keeping the exciter live on ‘run’ and killing the starter.
Post by retromadness123 on Feb 7, 2019 9:06:36 GMT
I think I may have spotted the issue, and It could be the barrel, as when you start the car the key doesn't spring back, so have to manually turn the key back slightly, reading richs post I think that could be the case, I will need to sort out the barrel, thanks you for all the help guys , rich and carat and everyone else , but I will sort out the barrel and fit a new starter, it's made me realise now why it could of burnt out, but thanks again I will keep you guys updated once the barrel and new starter is done,
Sounds plausible. I must admit I hadn't realised that the car had always had this fault - I figured that it was a car you'd had for a while and this had only happened when you swapped the starter motor for a different one.
Post by retromadness123 on Feb 7, 2019 12:43:21 GMT
I didn't think of it till rich mentioned it and it just clicked that the barrel was acting funny so it has to be that causing it to fry the starter, just goes to show that you only need something small to realise the bigger issue thanks again rich for mentioning it much appriciated and thanks again to everyone
Post by retromadness123 on Feb 17, 2019 14:54:31 GMT
Hello guys just want to update you the issue with the starter, it was the ignition switch that wasn't returning back so had the starter engaged put a new switch and starter in and all is well, thanks again for all the help